Faune observable Manitoba

Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife Management Area


Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret
Photo by Robert R. Taylor
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Services

Availability

Drinking Water
Yes
Restrooms
Yes
Marked Trails
Yes
Boardwalk
Yes
Viewing Tower
Yes
Picnic Shelter
Yes
Camping
No
Concession
Yes
Visitor Centre
Yes
Interpretive signs/Brochures
Yes
Primitive Site
No

Map



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Description

Oak Hammock Marsh, a half hour north of Winnipeg, is a world-renowned wildlife viewing site. There is more here than a dazzling array of birds. You will also find an award-winning visitor centre, walking trails, interpretive signs and programs for all ages. The site is 3,500 hectares of marsh, grasslands, aspen-oak bluffs and planted wildlife cover. The assorted habitats mean a diversity of wildlife. Visit in spring and fall to see the breathtaking flights of waterfowl filling the sky. Oak Hammock Marsh is also home to some 25 mammals, and a variety of amphibians, reptiles and fish. There is always wildlife to see at Oak Hammock Marsh.

Don’t Miss

  • Artesian Well interpretive kiosk
  • Native Prairie interpretive kiosk, just south of the artesian well
  • North Mound interpretive kiosk and viewing mound with newly constructed loafing bars for shorebirds
  • Oak Bluff viewing blind and loafing bars
  • Main Mound interpretive kiosk

Habitats

  • Marsh
  • Prairie grasslands
  • Aspen-oak bluffs 

Site Specialties

  • Canada Geese
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird
  • Least and American Bittern
  • Short-tailed Weasel
  • Snowy Owl
  • Short-eared Owl
  • Cattle Egret
  • White-faced Ibis

Directions

Oak Hammock Marsh is located just north of Highway 67, between Highway 7 and 8. Follow the signs and turn north onto PR 220. Follow the road until you see the interpretive centre on your right.

Cautionary Notes

There is no hunting in the WMA but you can hunt on surrounding private lands with landowner permission.

Admission

Entry fee to the visitor centre. There is no fee to visit the Wildlife Management Area and wetland.

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